The obvious answer to this question is, yes.
The Chargers would not draft a quarterback at 6th overall if they didn’t have intentions for that player to be the future.
The real question is when will Justin Herbert officially take the job, or did he already win the job after his play on Sunday?
Chargers fans have been in an uproar after head coach Anthony Lynn’s comments on Herbert following his historic debut.
Justin Herbert was told “10-15 seconds” before kickoff that he would be the starter after Tyrod Taylor suffered some pregame complications with an injection for his rib injury. On short notice, Justin took the defending super bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to overtime while throwing for 300+ yards and 2 touchdowns (1 rushing).
This rookie debut was only matched by two names in NFL history: Otto Graham (1954) and Cam Newton (2011).
Anthony Lynn had some intriguing things to say following the performance. He noted that Tyrod, if healthy, is “100 percent” the starter. Lynn added that he is excited for Herbert, and he will be a “great quarterback” in the league but doesn’t want to start him knowing he isn’t ready.
Lynn mentioned: “He’s a backup for a reason”.
This caused a lot of fans to become irate, so to speak.
Considering we know that Herbert is obviously the future for this team if he can play like that against the super bowl champions it may not be a bad idea to just turn the page on Tyrod Taylor. Ultimately, Anthony Lynn knows more than the viewers outside of the locker room.
It is ideal that we, as fans, have some trust in coach Lynn.
Be patient Herbert’s time will come sooner rather than later.
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